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Monday, February 26, 2007

Please God, let your crazy followers fall over

Great news in America, the religious right are having issues finding a leader book burning enough for them to support.



Christian Right Labors to Find ’08 Candidate
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 — A group of influential Christian conservatives and their allies emerged from a private meeting at a Florida resort this month dissatisfied with the Republican presidential field and uncertain where to turn. The event was a meeting of the Council for National Policy, a secretive club whose few hundred members include Dr. James C. Dobson of Focus on the Family, the Rev. Jerry Falwell of Liberty University and Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform. Although little known outside the conservative movement, the council has become a pivotal stop for Republican presidential primary hopefuls, including George W. Bush on the eve of his 1999 primary campaign. But in a stark shift from the group’s influence under President Bush, the group risks relegation to the margins. Many of the conservatives who attended the event, held at the beginning of the month at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Fla., said they were dismayed at the absence of a champion to carry their banner in the next election. Many conservatives have already declared their hostility to Senator John McCain of Arizona, despite his efforts to make amends for having once denounced Christian conservative leaders as “agents of intolerance,” and to former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani of New York, because of his liberal views on abortion and gay rights and his three marriages.


At 26/2/07 12:53 pm, Anonymous jr said...

That the Christian right has been able to capture the Republicans so wholly is one of the great disasters for democracy globally. I'm glad the buggers don't have someone to vote for. The Christian right as an idea in itself is slightly strange, here's hoping for a lenghty shut out

At 27/2/07 8:50 am, Blogger Mark said...

Now, if only the Islamic fundies would also fuck off we would have a chance of a more tolerant world.

At 27/2/07 9:28 am, Anonymous sdm said...

So will this shift effect the republicans ability to get their voters out, a la 92 & 96.

At 27/2/07 9:31 am, Anonymous sdm said...

One wonders whether or not this will effect the republicans ability to get its voters out, a la 92 and 96??

At 28/2/07 4:13 pm, Anonymous jr said...

Depends on how 'satanic' the force that stands in front of them is....
to paraphrase another post on here...obama sound like osama...and his second name is hussein...

OSAMA HUSSEIN!!! The mind boggles!!

That said when it looked like Howard Dean was charging towards the nomination, a number of conservative christian lobbyists were threatening to pull some of their support for Bush (based on a particular issue - I forget) So even when presented with such a stark choice, Bush or Dean, they won't tack for a "middle" ground (middle meaning a GWB who doesn't support stoneage, nutty proposal they put forward)

Much will depend on the election races run, and no doubt Hillary or Obama will look to restart US assistance of overseas aid agencys which promote contraception.
How "abhorrent" the Christian Right finds these issues vis-a-vis John McCains pretty conservative (but not quite 'nutty' enough) record will be intersting to see.


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